Adam Peaty Breaks 100 Breast World Record Again In 55.41


Adam Peaty has reset the men’s 100 breaststroke world record for a second time inside the ISL bubble, blasting a time of 55.41 during the league’s Grand Final in Budapest.

Peaty’s swim lowers the mark of 55.49 he set last week during the semi-finals. That swim had taken out the 11-year-old super-suited record of 55.61, set by South African Cameron van der Burgh back in 2009.

Split Comparison

van der Burgh Old WR Peaty Old WR Peaty WR
25.98 26.04 25.85
29.63 29.45 29.56
55.61 55.49 55.41

Peaty, a 25-year-old native of Great Britain, has now dropped over half a second from his best time entering the season, having come in with a PB of 55.92 from last season’s ISL final.

The runner-up in the event was Energy Standard’s Ilya Shymanovich, who actually equalled Peaty’s old world record in 55.49 to become the second-fastest man ever. In third, Cali Condor Nic Fink clocked 56.16 to set a new American Record, lowering Ian Finnerty‘s 56.29 from last season.

Including Iron’s Emre Sakci, who isn’t swimming in the final after his club was eliminated in the semis, three of the five-fastest performers in history set their best times inside the bubble.

All-Time Performers, Men’s 100 Breaststroke (SCM)

  1. Adam Peaty (GBR), 55.41 — 2020
  2. Ilya Shymanovich (BLR), 55.49 — 2020
  3. Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), 55.61 — 2009
  4. Emre Sakci (TUR), 55.74 — 2020
  5. Kirill Prigoda (RUS), 56.02 — 2017

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10 months ago

This man is unstoppable!!

Daniel Jablonski
10 months ago

Big lad does it again

Reply to  Daniel Jablonski
10 months ago

I swear he got bigger from last year.

Troll Longhorn
10 months ago

Damn close race

Coach Mike 1952
10 months ago

The man is getting SCM finally, thanks to the ISL format & undoubtedly a lot of hard work.

10 months ago

Man, Shymanovich….

…dude better hope FINA doesn’t allow underwater cameras to initiate DQ’s next summer.

Reply to  DrSwimPhil
10 months ago

Are seeing more than one dolphin off the walls or a dolphin instead of a legal breast kick between the flags or what?

Texas Tap Water
10 months ago

That’s an awfully long glide at the finish.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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